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# How many feet are in a city block?

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City blocks vary in size, but the typical city block is from 310 to 323 feet in length. This equals approximately 16 or 17 blocks per mile.

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Engineers typically use 100,000 square feet as an estimate for a city block, or about 2 1/4 acres. A city block is usually defined as the smallest unit of area that is surrounded by streets. Most are rectangular in shape, and enclose two rows of property lots, set back to back, with the fronts of each lot facing the street. In planned cities, streets are often laid out on a grid, and city blocks are often uniform. Older cities, that grew and developed over time, can have considerable variation in the size and configuration of the city blocks.

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Convert square feet into yards by multiplying the length of a space by the width of the space to calculate the area of the space. Divide the sum by 9 to arrive at the square yardage of the space.

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A rectangular space with a length of 45 feet and a width of 10 feet measures 450 square feet. The square footage of a rectangular area is the product of the length and width of the area.

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To convert linear feet to square yards, it is necessary to find the square feet first by multiplying the length by the width and then dividing the square feet by 9. To illustrate, a carpet with a linear feet or length of 10 feet and a width of 12 feet is 120 square feet. To convert to square yards, divide 120 square feet by 9 to get 13.33 square yards.